Kashmir Human Rights Abuse Goes On
Reacting angrily to a submission from Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC) on the alleged violations in Jammu and Kashmir, India has instructed the United Nations body that this will no longer entertain any communication with the HRC’s Special Rapporteurs on its document.
The current Special Rapporteurs on Extrajudicial Executions, Torture, and Right to Health had asked about steps taken by New Delhi to address the alleged human rights violations listed in the HRC June 2018 Report on Kashmir.
The Special Rapporteurs had listed “13 cases of self-discipline” from 2018 in which “four young folk were amongst eight civilians killed by members of the safety forces.”
India had rejected the OHCHR’s document on the ‘Wretchedness of Human Rights in Kashmir’ — the first-ever such document on Jammu and Kashmir that came out in June 2018.
Another 560-page report on Monday, by the J&K based Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the J&K Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), ‘Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in J&K’, documented 432 cases of suspected human rights violations and brutality by security forces of which only 27 had been investigated by the State Human Rights Commission.